Pinterest 101 For Bloggers: Things You Should Know

I am a bit obsessed with Pinterest. At any given time I have about 30 windows open with Pinterest, looking at different things, pinning them, using the ideas as inspiration for everything from blog posts to my new baby girl nursery. Pinterest is one of the biggest social networks out there, and if you have a blog you should be on Pinterest. Why?? This is why. It’s a big traffic driver. A single pin on…

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Why Aren’t Readers Flocking To Your Blog? Are You Guilty of These Blogging Sins?

I get asked a lot to look at other people’s blogs and tell them what is wrong, why don’t they have thousands of hits a day after they’ve been on the internet for all of a week. (Yes, really.) Surprisingly enough, most of those blogs are committing the same deadly blogging sins over and over. I thought I’d write them all up into one place, maybe some people will take a hint (especially about the…

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Blogging 101: What You Should Do With Press Releases

How should a blogger handle press releases? This is something that has come up a lot lately in a few blogger groups that I’m part of, and I felt like something really needed to be said. Luckily, my friend Aprill from Glitter Gloss Garbage published all of my thoughts tonight, so I’m saved from having to do it myself! I want to say that I 100% agree with everything Aprill says. No one goes to…

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How to Get Disclosure Buttons On Your Blog Posts Without Using Images

Nothing to Disclose With the new FTC Disclosure Guidelines, bloggers are scrambling to figure out how they’ll include all of the disclosures needed without making their websites look crazy. Most want to use a simple button for their disclosures, though the problem is that many of the RSS Readers, Facebook, Google Plus… they all like to grab the first image in a post for the thumbnail. (Well, Facebook sometimes grabs a random image. Often that’s…

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Basic HTML for Bloggers: Yes, You Really Should Know This

This isn’t a “normal” beauty post today, instead this post is meant for the ladies over at the Beauty Blogging Coalition and the Beauty Blogazons. I don’t expect my regular readers to need this post, but there are a surprising number (to me at least, I fully admit to being a computer nerd) of bloggers that don’t know the basic html behind a blog post. HTML is actually very easy if you know the basic…

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